Falls and Trains

Trip Start Aug 31, 2010
Trip End Sep 19, 2010

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Whitefish Bay State Park

Flag of United States  , Montana
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Monday Sept 7
We moved on from Idaho to Montana today.  Just before Libby, Montana, I was zoning out with my internet (OK, you know me so you probably already know this, so I will confess that I was looking at real estate), when Glen suddenly pulled off to the side of the road.  I asked him why and he said there were some cars parked there, so there must be something good.  We went on a little hike and came upon the coolest set of waterfalls and a swinging bridge.  See if you can detect Glen's terrified face on the bridge.  (He doesn't like the heights, especially when it comes to rickety things) so I of course was jumping up and down.)  Actually he said this particular bridge wasn't too bad. 

The falls went for a long way, a series of short and long ones.  The rock everywhere was shale, in flat, layered sheets that would shear off. I suspect that most of the rock we were walking on was covered in spring. Again the lighting wasn't very good, but hopefully you'll get a sense from the photos.  

After that, we came through Kalispell MT to Whitefish MT.  Whitefish is a cool mountain town with a big ski hill and another $15 campground.  I'm getting spoiled. Some day I'll have to be on vacation without the RV and pay $100+ for a hotel, and I'll be in shock. This is a nice campground right on Whitefish Lake.  There is a train that goes by every now and then, but fortunately it is quieter in here than in a tent.  We've been at two other campsites with trains but we rarely heard them.

After dinner (great Italian place), we wanted some ice cream.  We followed the GPS to TCBY, it wasn't there.  Follwed the GPS to the Dairy Queen, it wasn't there.  Not sure what's up with this town and it's ice cream.  So we bought some at Safeway instead and walked through downtown. 

I keep wondering what it will feel like to come home to a big house after living in a space smaller than our bathroom.

Tomorrow we are going to Glacier National Park. I'm hoping for some sun, but we'll see.
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Jim Tappan on

Hey Kids, just now catching up on days 2-6. I'm on the road myself, visiting mom in Jax. The 3G signal is REAL bad at her place, but with a combination of Virgin/Sprint I'm back in bussiness and looking you'all up. Looks like a great trip, love the pic's. Wanna hear all about Coeur d'Alene. Git 'er dun!

Scott on

Finding waterfalls like that is so cool. Sometimes when you see cars pulled over like that there may be some animals to take a look at. That's how we managed to see so many animals in Yellowstone. Nothing like a "Booze and Bait" store is there? You can tell you're on vacation because your days and dates are a little off :)

Donnie Clapp on

You missed possibly the best ice cream and hand-made cones in the world at Sweat Peaks, right downtown. Sorry about that.

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